We received this note from our non-profit partner Habitat for Humanity and wanted to share it with the caring Tango Card community:
The magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday has left thousands of people dead and untold numbers in heartbreaking circumstances. Worldwide, organizations and individuals alike are stepping up to help survivors of this tragedy.
As you plan your response, please consider donating financial and other resources toward Habitat for Humanity’s rebuilding efforts. Habitat’s experienced disaster response leaders are gathering information in conjunction with staff from Habitat’s Asia Pacific field office and our local Habitat operations in Nepal, where Habitat has been at work for 18 years, helping tens of thousands of families in need of decent housing.
Adequate shelter, critical in the early recovery phases of disaster, can often make the difference between life and death, while long-term rebuilding efforts can take years. We will notify you of the specific needs and our plans to address them as soon as possible.
As you may be aware Tango Card customers can include a donation to Habitat for Humanity in their rewards catalog directly through our API and also as a redemption option through the Tango Card itself.
Our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Nepal and the families that have been affected by this tragedy. We’re happy to help in whatever small way possible.
You can also donate directly to the Habitat for Humanity effort in Nepal here.
Images: Courtesy Ezra Millstein, Habitat for Humanity International.
Written by Nat Salvione
Nat Salvione is VP of Business Development at Tango Card. He has been soaking in the prepaid industry for 15 years with companies such as Incomm, Coinstar, and Giftcertificates.com. With prepaid industry leadership roles under his belt in partnerships, product and sales, you might say he knows his stuff.